Coronavirus and Sharia Law: Divide over closure of mosques and ban of Friday prayers in Idlib
This article focuses on the dispute between religious leaders and the Syrian government over closing mosques and cancelling communal prayers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The article features the ministry of Awqaf (Islamic endowments), and the Islamic group known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and their leader Abu Malik al-Tali, Jamal Zainia. The article details backlash the Syrian government has faced from both the public and particular Islamic groups over their efforts to cancel prayers and close mosques. The article cites many examples of religious leaders defying government orders by keeping their mosques open.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Enab Baladi, "Coronavirus and Sharia Law: Divide over closure of mosques and ban of Friday prayers in Idlib" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Law and Public Policy. 95.